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Eurasian Studies

Nazarbayev University

24 months
25020 USD/year
25020 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Eurasian Studies MA at Nazarbayev University is an interdisciplinary program that combines Anthropology, History, Literature, Political Science, Religious Studies and Sociology. We define Eurasia inclusively, comprising not just the five post-Soviet republics of Central Asia, but Xinjiang, Mongolia, Afghanistan, the Caucasus, Russia and Eastern Europe.  

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We believe the Eurasian Studies MA at Nazarbayev University  will allow you to explore a wide range of intellectual interests, to receive a rigorous training in your chosen field, and to take an interdisciplinary approach to whatever research questions you develop. 

  • The first multi-disciplinary Area Studies program in Kazakhstan and the wider region focusing on Eurasia
  • 2-year funded all-English MA program of 120 ECTS credits. 
  • Taught by internationally recognized faculty
  • Advised and actively supported by the partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
  • An exciting opportunity to explore the cultures, languages, histories, communities, societies, and politics of Eurasia
  • Includes the five post-Soviet Central Asian states, Russia, Eastern Europe, Mongolia, Xinjiang, and neighboring regions of South Asia, China and the Middle East
  • An unrivalled concentration of scholars with Eurasian expertise, spanning the disciplines of Anthropology, Economics, History, Literature, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology
  • Advanced academic training for pursuing careers in research, government, international organizations, academia, or other fields
  • Study in Astana, at the heart of Eurasia, with unparalleled access to archives, fieldwork sites, government agencies, international organizations, and foreign diplomats
  • Housing on campus with modern facilities, labs, library and sports center.
  • Awards “Master of Arts in Eurasian Studies” degree

Work after graduation

  • Research
  • International organizations
  • Academia
  • Policy-making
  • Journalism
  • NGOs
  • Government service

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Methodology 
  • Qualitative Methods and Research Design
  • Disciplinary Methodology  
  • Summer Research and fieldwork practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) During the application period final year students may submit official current transcript for consideration.

  • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 (or equivalent);
  • High motivation and strong interest in the Program as outlined in a personal essay;
  • Resume;
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25020 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25020 USD per year during 24 months.
  • 9,832,860 KZT per year

Living costs for Nur-Sultan

151250 - 222349 KZT /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships are available

The sources of funding can be:

  • the state educational order;
  •  a specific scholarship and/or sponsorship;
  •  applicant’s own expense.

Nazarbayev University offers “Abay Kunanbayev” scholarship for international candidates, who successfully go through the selection process and are recommended for admission by the Admissions Committee of the respective program. This scholarship covers the tuition fee, basic medical insurance and the monthly stipend. 

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